Patient Care Bio
Christie M. McMorrow received double bachelor of sciences with majors in physiology and in microbiology from Oklahoma State University before graduating from medical school at the University of Oklahoma. She was awarded the Charles A. Carmack Student of the year as a fourth year medical student. She completed her internship at the University of Oklahoma, then General Surgery and Neurosurgery training at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. McMorrow received extensive training in complex spine surgery and rehabilitation as Thomas Jefferson University is a Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center.
Since completing residency in 1997, Dr. McMorrow has worked in private practice as well as academic assignments. She served as vice chairman of neurosurgery at the level one trauma center in Orlando, FL. She has worked throughout the United States from Alaska to Florida and Maine to New Mexico during her neurosurgical career. Dr. McMorrow's interests in neurosurgery are restoration of spine function following injury and maximal supportive care for brain injury related to trauma or stroke.
Her approach encompasses complex open surgery to minimally invasive techniques. The goal being maximal improvement with minimal intervention. She believes in a multidisciplinary approach incorporating mind, body, and spirit to achieve maximal recovery.